Illustrations of Lying, in All Its Branches.
Opie presents a book full of moral lessons to warn us about the pitfalls of falsehood. Each chapter covers a different aspect of the sin, from Lies of Flattery to Lies of Convenience, Benevolence, Wantonness, and Fear, to name a few. After defining the lie, she tells stories to illustrate the lie in action. My favorite might be "The Skreen, or Not At Home." Illustrated. Red cloth cover is worn, spine edges chipped, pages foxed. But all in all very good shape for its age. R. Carter & Brothers, New York. 1857. USED> $25.00